In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
The Perfect Outrage Story
A librarian in New York was fired for defending a kid who read too much and was hogging reading prizes at the library. This is probably the perfect outrage story. Conservatives can be outraged by yet another indication of our ribbon-for-everybody society (said librarian’s boss wanted to distribute the prize randomly). Liberals can be outraged because someone was fired for standing up for a bookish nerd.